STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. COPEIA 79 left 8-10. Of her eighteen offspring, thirteen have 7-10 formulas on both sides ; two have 7-10 formulas on the right and 8-10 on the left, thus duplicating the parent; two have 6-10 formluas on the right and 7-10 on the left, in which cases the area on the right side which corresponds to the seventh supralabial on the left is divided into unequal sections, the upper being about three times greater. The remaining specimen ha's a 7-9 formula on the right side and a 6-10 on the left where again the area adjoining the sixth supra- labial is unequally divided, and on the lower jaw the area covered by the first, second and third infralabials on the left side is equal to that covered by the first and second on the right side, thus on the right side one of the first three infralabials is eliminated. Four other specimens taken at Bella Coola have labial formulas of 8-10 right, 8-11 left; 8-9 right, 7-9 left; 7-10 right, 7-9 left; and 8-10. Thamnophis ordinoides ordinoides, A 31 inch spe- cimen was taken at Atnarko, B. C, Aug. 27, 1921. This and several other specimens were observed with- in a few feet of water. — Clyde L, Patch, Ottawa, Canada. MILK SNAKE AND RED-BELLIED SNAKE About six o'clock last evening, July 26, 1922, Robert Seeley, one of our camp boys, captured a small milk snake, Lampropeltis triangulum trian- gulum and brought it to me to examine. Some of the camp boys gathered around and while we were looking at the snake, it opened its mouth and be- gan to eject something which we soon saw was an- other snake. It came out tail first which without doubt means that it was swallowed head first. This snake is known to our boys as the red-bellied brown snake, Storeria occipitomaculata. It was dead and judging from appearances had been in the milk snake's stomach several hours. The two snakes were 80 COPEIA so nearly the same size that I measured them and found each to be exactly ten inches long. The milk snake was the thicker of the two. For a small milk snake, this one was very vicious. All the time that I handled it, it kept trying to bite me but of course was not strong enough to break through the skin. Both the red-bellied and the milk snakes are very common in this section of the Cat- skill Mountains. — Oliver P. Medsger, Camp Wake Robin, N. Y. LEAPING OF A HEMIRAMPHID. Copeia for November 26, 1917, No. 51, page 104, contains a note by Mr. Nichols under the above cap- tion describing the flying or leaping of a halfbeak which maintained its impetus by skulling with the tail at intervals as it touched the surface. During a sojourn in the Philippines in 1907-08, de- voted to the collection of fishes and other aquatic forms, if I remember correctly, the sight of these fishes skipping over the surface of the water was not un- common. On one occasion, as the writer was collect- ing material from the sea-bottom, leaning over the stern of a small boat, one of the halfbeaks about 8 inches long, flying over the surface of the water, bare- ly missed my face and struck the side of the boat with force sufficient to daze it so that it was readily cap- tured with a landing net and its identity disclosed. — Lewis Radcliffe, U. S. Bureau of Fisheries. PRICE FIVE CENTS Edited by J. T. Nichols, American Museum of Natural History.